Arielle Jacobs joins the cast of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway as Princess Jasmine
Disney alum Arielle Jacobs begins performances in the Broadway production of hit musical Aladdin.
Disney's hit musical Aladdin welcome Arielle Jacobs to the Broadway company as she assumes the role of Princess Jasmine at the New Amsterdam Theatre tonight. She takes over from Isabelle McCalla, who now returns to the musical's National Tour.
In 2016, Arielle Jacobs originated the role of Jasmine in the Australian production of Aladdin. She is also the sister of Adam Jacobs, who originated the title character on Broadway. She has previously starred as Nessarose in Wicked on Broadway, as Nina in both the Broadway and National Tour productions of In the Heights, and as Gabriella Montez in the National Tour of Disney's High School Musical.
The principal cast of Aladdin currently includes Telly Leung (as Aladdin), Arielle Jacobs (as Princess Jasmine), Major Attaway (as Genie), Jonathan Freeman (as Jafar), Don Darryl Rivera (as Iago), Clifton Davis (as Sultan), Brian Gonzales (as Babkak), Brad Weinstock (as Omar) and Steel Burkhardt (as Kassim).
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin features a book by 4-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin, music by Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by the late 3-time Tony Award nominee Howard Ashman, 3-time Tony Award winner Tim Rice and Mr. Beguelin.
Based on the Academy Award-winning 1992 animated film, Aladdin officially opened on March 20, 2014, following previews from February 26.
The production went on to be nominated for five Tony Awards including "Best Musical," with original cast member James Monroe Iglehart taking home the award for "Best Featured Actor in a Musical" for his performance as Genie.
The creative team behind Aladdin features scenic design by Bob Crowley, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and sound design by Ken Travis.
Aladdin is produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions.
Disney's Aladdin Tickets are available now for performances through to August 12, 2018.